Doha, QATAR – As a further demonstration of its commitment to expanding its footprint in Saudi Arabia, Qatar Airways will be launching an additional daily flight to Madinah from October 26, 2014.
The additional flight will increase the number of Qatar Airways’ weekly flights on the Doha – Madinah route from seven to 14 weekly services.
Qatar Airways has been continuing its expansion to Saudi Arabia since it began in 1997 with non-stop flights to Jeddah. Since then the airline has added Dammam, Riyadh, Madinah Gassim, Ta’if and Al Hofuf to its portfolio of destinations in the kingdom.
Ever-increasing passenger demand prompted Qatar Airways to increase its flights to Madinah from five per week to daily flights in April this year. And the introduction of an extra daily service from October 26 is further proof of the expanding consumer and business demand on this popular route.
Qatar Airways currently operates 79 weekly flights to the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia which will rise to 86 flights per week with the introduction of the additional flights to Madinah.
"We have been steadily growing our presence and services to Saudi Arabia," said Qatar Airways Group Chief Executive Officer, His Excellency Mr. Akbar Al Baker. "The additional daily flight to Madinah will now bring additional connectivity for passengers connecting from Asia, the Middle East and other GCC countries.
"From Madinah, passengers will be able to travel seamlessly through our Doha hub to popular cities such as London, Paris, Bangkok, Hong Kong, New York and Washington.”
The new additional flights will be operated with an Airbus A320 in a two-class configuration, with 12 seats in First Class and 132 in Economy Class.
The Doha – Madinah Additional Daily Flight Schedule Commencing October 26 (all times local)
Depart Doha QR1174 at 0055 hrs, arrive Madinah at 0320 hrs
Depart Madinah QR1175 at 0420 hrs, arrive Doha at 0625 hrs
Qatar Airways, the State of Qatar’s national airline, has seen rapid growth in just 17 years of operation, to the point where today it is flying a modern fleet of 135 aircraft to 144 key business and leisure destinations across Europe, the Middle East, Africa, Asia Pacific, North America and South America.
Notes to Editors:
On October 30, 2013, Qatar Airways joined the oneworld Alliance, becoming the first Gulf carrier to join a global airline alliance, enabling its customers to benefit from almost 1,000 airports in more than 150 countries, with 14,250 daily departures.
Award-winning carrier Qatar Airways was presented with three honours at the annual Skytrax 2014 World Airline Awards held during the Farnborough Air Show in the UK. The airline was awarded World’s Best Business Class for the second year consecutively, World’s Best Business Class Airline Lounge for the second year consecutively and, Best Airline in the Middle East for the eighth time.
At the Farnborough Air Show, the airline placed an order for 100 Boeing 777X aircraft, taking Qatar Airways’ orders to more than 340 aircraft with a value of US $70 billion. For more information, visit our homepage www.qatarairways.com or our sites on Facebook, Twitter, Google+, Instagram, and YouTube.
For Qatar Airways corporate images, please click here: http://www.qatarairways.com/corporateimages